Thursday, June 26, 2008

Baram Regatta - From headhunting to regatta


MIRI: The gruesome practice of headhunting among warring tribes in Sarawak will be showcased as part of the state’s 45th anniversary celebrations to mark the formation of Malaysia.

This interesting episode, minus the blood and gore, would also tell of the historic peace pact reached by the natives from the state’s interior more than a hundred years ago.

It will be held at Marudi town, about 200km inland from here, on Aug 16 during the International Baram Regatta.

The ancient practice of headhunting among warring native tribes was officially “severed” in 1899 when the factions from the Orang Ulu groups decided to stop the practice and instead unite in a new era of peace and harmony.

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